Helping you navigate through the first three months.
The first three months of life outside the womb is often named the "fourth trimester." Here are some key reminders to help you navigate through those early months.
Every sleep counts
To reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), always place your baby on their back for every sleep. Find safe sleep tips.
All babies cry
Crying is your baby’s way of communicating. Some babies will cry more than others. It can be very overwhelming. The "period of purple crying" is a normal developmental stage. Find tips on soothing your baby's cries.
Take time to give love, hugs, smiles and lots of reassurance. You cannot spoil a baby by attending to their cries. Research has shown that well-loved babies do better in every way. Learn more on love and attachment.
If you would like to wait before having another baby, find out about your birth control options. Talk to your health care provider at your six week check-up about the best choice for you.
Protect your family’s health. Create a smoke-free environment for your child at all times. Supports are available to help you quit smoking and to make your home smoke-free.